Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive reopens
Toronto/Montréal, August 16, 2022 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) are proud to reopen the Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive for Audiovisual Projects.
To be eligible, audiovisual projects must be submitted by production companies meeting the criteria of both the CMF and FFL—please click here to view the Guidelines. Projects funded at the development stage must be drama or animated series, feature-length animation, or digital media projects. The Incentive also funds eligible digital media projects at the production stage, specifically in the areas of virtual or augmented reality, transmedia, or new technologies.
The annual combined budget of the Incentive, now in its fifth consecutive year, is CAN$800,000 (approximately €600,000), with each organization contributing half. The total maximum combined contribution for each funded development project (television, animated feature film, or digital media) is CAN$100,000 (or approximately €65,000), and the total maximum combined contribution for each digital media project at the production stage is CAN$500,000 (or approximately €320,000).
A committee of CMF and FFL representatives will evaluate all eligible projects according to a set of criteria, including the cultural value of the project, the target audience, the team track record, and the feasibility of the project.
The Canada-Luxembourg Codevelopment and Coproduction Incentive has provided $3.3M in funding for 12 codevelopment and coproduction projects over the last four years.
Identifying foreign partners
We invite Canadian producers interested in finding a foreign partner for this program to post their company profile on the CMF website by clicking here. Profiles will be available to anyone visiting the site, including potential partners in other countries.
All applications must comply with the Incentive Guidelines, which are available on the CMF and FFL websites. The deadline for applications is November 9, 2022. The committee’s decisions will be announced in mid-December 2022. Please click here to view the Guidelines.
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. To learn more, please visit cmf-fmc.ca.
About Film Fund Luxembourg
Film Fund Luxembourg encourages and promotes the development of the audiovisual production sector in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Since 2012, Film Fund Luxembourg offers only one support mechanism for audiovisual productions to be carried out by a Luxembourg registered film production company. The National Audiovisual Production Support (AFS) is a selective scheme which provides discretionary loans to producers to finance development and scriptwriting, distribution and production/coproduction for fiction, animation, documentaries, short films, transmedia projects, and XR projects repayable from the finished work’s receipts. Please visit www.filmfund.lu.
Canada Media Fund Program Administrator
Deputy Director – Portfolio Management